18 Things You Need to Know Before You Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro trekking – The Kilimanjaro Mountain is located in East Africa not far from the border with Kenya, in the north of Tanzania.

Mt. Kilimanjaro is the biggest mountain in Africa and the biggest free-standing mountain in the world at an altitude of 5895metres (19340 ft), i.e., it is all on its own on the plain, not one of many mountain peaks).

Plan your Kilimanjaro trekking tours with Kibokoland adventures – Know the Kilimanjaro trekking guide before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

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  1. Planning and preparing for an ascent to Kilimanjaro is crucial to the accomplishment: – Decide on your tour date, climb the route, climb duration and choose your trekking agency / Kilimanjaro, the trekking operator.
  2. Preparation for Kilimanjaro Adventure: – Organize your visa, book your flights.
  3. Vaccinations: you may need a certificate of yellow fever (vaccinations).
  4. Physically fit and healthy to climb Mount Kilimanjaro: Perform fundamental cardiovascular exercises in the gym, for example running and cycling.
  5. Climbing Skills and Techniques on Kilimanjaro: There’s a section called Barranco Wall, which requires fundamental bouldering skills on the Machame, Lemosho, Shira and Umbwe Route. However, no preparation for this section is necessary.
  6. Kilimanjaro kit requirements: The hike includes four climatic areas, so you need a base layer of heat, mid-layer of fleece, correct gloves, hiking boots, and outer jacket. Many hikers use trekking poles that help to balance and remove the stress from their knees, mainly when you go down.
  7. Kilimanjaro Routes: Mount Kilimanjaro has seven paths to climb. Some people take Lemosho and Shira’s way to begin their eastern ascent. The Northern Circuit, which is also the longest route, is the latest route.
  8. Kilimanjaro Weather: Kilimanjaro has two rainy seasons: from March to end of May and from November to February.
  9. Acclimatization on Kilimanjaro: The three main things to remember are:
  10.   Go slowly at all times, even on the lower reaches of the mountain
  11.   A significant cause of Acute Mountain Sickness is dehydration
  12.   Climb high, sleep little (approx. 4,600m and sleep low approx. 3,900m)
  13. Eat well: –Your guiding team will bring food and prepare it. Nausea and loss of appetite are one of the main symptoms of AMS.
  14. Target to drink at least 3 liters of water a day: – Water is critical on the hill, you can add an energy supplement in water.
  15. Most excellent asset guides and Porters on Kilimanjaro: – Typically, each climbing team has at least one guide and three porters for each climber. – Approximately every porter carries on their back, 20 kg of kit!!
  16. Determination and persistence: – It has a lot to do with a commitment to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. There will likely be a point where you might want to give up during the summit attempt–typically around Stella Point or Gilman’s Point. You might feel sick and exhausted. It’s vital that you remain determined to get to the top at the lowest stage –one step at a time!
  17. Guidebooks: – When warmer temperatures and clear skies are most probable, guides suggest climbing Kilimanjaro in January-February or August-September. But these are also the most crowded months as well. Climbing in March or October is the best way to prevent crowds and foul weather just before each of the two rainy seasons.
  18. Avoid the busiest mountain regions and learn extra strategies of crowd avoidance along with the manner.

Note: Kilimanjaro trekking may not need distinctive mountaineering knowledge, but its long-distance trekking and hiking experience sure helps!

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